A year old woman presented with a 3-week history of left orbital pain with slight exophthalmus. Radiation therapy for metastatic disease of the orbit. Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images. Am J Clin Oncol. Breast J.
Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images. Enucleation or rather radical measures offer no advantages in terms of progression or survival and should only be used in cases of intractable ocular pain or unmanageable local hygiene due to rapid tumor growth [ 5 ]. Patient survival and clinical characteristics. Secondary and metastatic tumors of the orbit. Orbital metastasis as the presenting sign of adenocarcinoma of the breast.
Clinically an firm mass was palpable that persisted for about 3 weeks causing pain and diplopia. Typical manifestations of orbital metastases include a palpable mass causing displacement or proptosis of the globe, pain, inflammation, bone involvement, chemosis, and eyelid swelling [ 5 ]. Technetium-Bone scintigraphy reveals multiple osseous lesions in the skeleton suspicious for metastases of the breast cancer.
Corresponding author. Metastatic tumors to the eye and orbit. NCG was involved in revising the manuscript.
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